Skiathos Airport, known to be one of the few dangerous airports in Europe, is performing better this Summer than last year.
Using data from RadarBox.com, we will see how the airport is performing in the Summer 2023 season so far.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Skiathos Airport’s Numbers…
For July 4-11, Skiathos Airport handled 32 flights, based on a seven-day rolling average provided by the flight tracking company.
This is an increase of 18.52% compared to the same period last year and is eight flights more than the same period in 2019.
Below is the last four weeks’ worth of data regarding the airport’s performance:
|Date||2019 Numbers||2022 Numbers||2023 Numbers||Percentage Difference (2023 vs. 2022)|
|June 6-13||16 movements||17 movements||23 movements||+35.29%|
|June 13-20||15 movements||19 movements||26 movements||+36.84%|
|June 20-27||18 movements||21 movements||26 movements||+23.81%|
|June 27-July 4||20 movements||24 movements||32 movements||+33.33%|
What we can see from the data is that even after coming out of a pandemic, Skiathos Airport is receiving more flights full of holidaymakers, which is positive news for the local economy.
One Of The Most Dangerous Airports in Europe?
Skiathos Airport is known as one of the most dangerous airports in Europe because of how low they get to an access road that is known for tourists to experience that level of speed and closeness with a jet.
There have been many instances where aircraft landing gear has nearly hit tourists underneath the jets, as you can see from this video below:
For now, all eyes are on Skiathos Airport to see how much further it can take its growth, given the capacity and size constraints they are limited to.